...a conventionally jam-packed, dutifully ludicrous action thriller...
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
...like the Antarctic setting, this overly confusing expedition leaves us cold.
—Pete Paras E!
While the setting can be mesmerizing, little else about this movie is captivating. It's a standard-issue thriller, with a twist you see coming a continent away.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
...only really thaws itself out from formulaic rigor mortis via repeated sights of cords, sutured wounds, and Beckinsale's frostbitten fingers being severed, a cutting obsession that doesn't, unfortunately, extend to its avalanche of clichés.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
...Whiteout?s intriguing setting and storyline would be gripping if Beckinsale?s Sherlocking around wasn?t so glossed-over, or alternately spoon-fed to the audience.
—Tasha Robinson Onion AV Club
Dull and draining, Whiteout should have been offered under one of these preferable alternate titles -- Washout, or even better, Wornout.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com
...a severely nonthrilling thriller...
—Kyle Smith New York Post